Is situated in Namibia’s Bushman land, bordering on Botswana in the east and on the Caprivi strip in the north. It is one of the few parks in Namibia that is accessible by 4WD vehicles only, as it is covered in soft Kalahari sand which makes driving at times extremely difficult.
It consists of a densely wooded and very much untouched wilderness that harbours several big game species such as elephant, buffalo and the large cats’ species as well as a multitude of bird life.
This reserve is the stronghold of Namibia’s roan antelope population and home to the nearly extinct wild dog population. Guests traveling into the park need to do so with a minimum of two vehicles, which serves as a safety measure and which is strictly enforced.
Natural features: Kalahari sandveld with omurambas (fossil drainage lines) which act as ideal routes for wildlife.
Vegetation: Tree and Shrub Savannah Biome. Dominant trees include Leadwood (Combretum imberbe), evergreen false mopane (Guibourtia coleosperma), various acacia species including Camel-thorn trees (Acacia erioloba), Zambezi teak (Baikiaea plurijuga), tamboti (Spirostachys Africana) and baobab (Adansonia digitata).
Wildlife: Elephant, Roan antelope, Giraffe, Eland, Tsessebe, Reedbuck, Lion, African wild dog, Leopard, Spotted hyena, Ostrich, Blue wildebeest, Red hartebeest, Kudu, Oryx, Warthog, Side-striped jackal and various other smaller species.
A total of 320 bird species have been recorded, including Ground Hornbill, African Hobby Falcon, Racket-tailed Roller and Bradfield’s Hornbill. Abdim’s Stork, Yellow-billed Kite, Steppe and Lesser Spotted Eagles, and African Golden Oriole birds visit during summer.
Game viewing, bird-watching. Twelve artificial water holes, two natural fountains and several game-viewing hides. At least two 4×4 vehicles are recommends per party, at least three days’ worth of food rations per person and 100 litres of water per vehicle.
Where to stay
There is a campsite for tourists at Khaudum and a new lodge under construction.